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Florida paramedic files sexual harassment claim

Feeling comfortable while on the job should be something that all workers are able to experience. Unfortunately, some workers may have to deal with environments in which some of their coworkers or supervisors could create a hostile situation. Some female workers may feel that this is the case if they work in a male-dominated profession that results in sexual harassment while on the job.

Florida workers could be affected by unpaid wages

Receiving compensation for services performed is typical of almost every area of business. Employees expect their employers to provide them with fair wages as they complete their duties while on the job. Unfortunately, some Florida workers could be subjected to unpaid wages that could significantly upset their livelihood as many individuals depend on their wages to uphold their household.

Can legal action be taken for GLBT rights in Florida?

If you are a member of the GLBT community, you may know how often discriminatory actions are taken against GLBT individuals. This discrimination can take place in various areas of life, including when trying to find a job. Luckily, there are GLBT rights that you should be aware of that could potentially help you fight back against such discrimination in Florida.

Disabled Florida employees could face workplace discrimination

Thousands of people across the country, including in Florida, live with disabilities on a daily basis. Some of these disabilities may be difficult to deal with without assistance, while other individuals are able to carry on while only making accommodations for their disability. Unfortunately, some individuals could face unfair workplace discrimination due to their disability, and they may wish to look into legal action.

A claim could prove beneficial after Florida wrongful termination

Being hired to a position can bring about a sense of relief and excitement as you prepare to start a new career journey. Unfortunately, losing a job can have just the opposite effect as you may begin to worry about how you will support yourself and your family. It is important in any situation to understand why you may have been let go from your job, and if you suspect wrongful termination, you may wish to consider the potentially beneficial avenue of seeking legal action.

Sandwich franchise sued for wage and hour violations

Across the U.S., millions of men, women and teenagers work in the restaurant, bar and food services industry. A large majority of these individuals work long hours to take home pay that equates to minimum wage. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, U.S. employers are required to pay employees at least minimum wage. Additionally, the FLSA provides that non-exempt or hourly employees be paid one-and-a-half times their hourly salary for every hour worked over the 40-hour weekly maximum.

Florida professor files complaint for gender discrimination

Female employees in many professions have often felt that they have been treated unfairly when compared to their male counterparts. Unfortunately, gender discrimination continues to take place across the country, as women are sometimes passed over for promotions and given unequal pay. If a female employee feels that she has been subjected to such unfair practices, she may wish to consider her legal options for rectifying the situation.

What can you do about sexual harassment in the workplace?

Workplace environments should be pleasant atmospheres in which to work. Florida employees should not fear sexual harassment while they are on the job that could create a feeling of hostility. If you are harassed while at work, you may be uncertain what to do about the situation. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help stop such unwarranted behaviors.

Former Florida officer files case for wrongful termination

If an employee is let go from his or her job, many questions may be thought about regarding the situation, including whether the termination was necessary. Wrongful termination affects numerous people across the country, and as a result, many individuals take legal action in order to rectify the situation and seek compensation. After being fired from his job, a former Florida police officer is looking to pursue a case of his own.

Potential discrimination law changes could affect GLBT rights

Discrimination in the workplace is something that some laws address in an attempt to lessen the likelihood of individuals, including Florida residents, facing such actions. Unfortunately, such laws may not cover all aspects for which a person could be discriminated against. Members of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender, or GLBT, community continue to face discrimination in many situations. However, proposed law changes could potentially help enforce GLBT rights.

Florida workers should be aware of employee rights

It is important for Florida workers to understand that they have certain rights to which they are entitled. Employers must ensure that these employee rights are not infringed upon, or a serious situation could come about. Not only is it important for employers to be aware of the rights of employees, workers should also understand what rights they have.

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